Cape May Guide Biographical Sketch
David has loved natural history his entire life, and he has seriously studied birds and butterflies for over twenty years. For nearly two decades, he has led trips for local bird clubs and Audubon groups, first starting with the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS). That soon led to organizing trips farther afield, and he now guides half a dozen trips per year for the Partnership for International Birding.
David has led trips all around the US and to other countries, including Panama, Ecuador, Mexico and Belize.
In addition to birding, David spends a lot of time documenting butterfly and dragonfly species for county lists. David is also involved in annual BioBlitzes and bird counts, and his advice on the distribution of certain species is sought out in both Tennessee and Pennsylvania. He has been in active leadership roles in the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Lackawanna Audubon Society and the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society.
He has worked at the University of Tennessee in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department. He has an M.S. degree from UT and a B.S. in biology research from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
He has recently moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania, and he now works full-time for the Partnership for International Birding. As a Partner in the Partnership for International Birding, he is more than happy to guide anywhere in the United States and/or host a birding trip in most any country.
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